Because student textbooks are readily available in bookstores, and the Libraries' space and funding are finite, purchasing a copy of each textbook used in all UTA courses would diminish the Libraries' ability to serve the University community with new, unique, and large or costly resources. Thus, textbooks used in most University courses are not routinely acquired for the Libraries' collections. However, some textbooks may be acquired as general introductions to a subject or as surveys of a discipline if the information presented is not available elsewhere. Additionally, UTA Libraries launched the Textbook Project in fall 2014 and has acquired textbooks for select 1000- and 2000-level courses. These books are for in-library use only and may be borrowed for two hours. For further information, please see this page.
Please always check the UTA Libraries’ catalog to find out whether we may have a copy of your textbook. Note: Per UTA Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan policy, you cannot request textbooks via that service.